What a week!

It’s been quite a week for us!  All within a week, we relocated to Seattle, re-launched our business, had a feature on Style Me Pretty Living , reached 1000 likes on our Facebook page, and celebrated Jamie’s 29th birthday!  It’s been a full week, but we couldn’t be happier.  We love our new home and the community we moved to,  we feel blessed by the positive response to our new look, and we are so thankful for the support we have been shown. On top of this, we have had the most incredible weather and have watched the most perfect sunsets everyday.  This special time is one that Jamie and I will remember forever.

I’m leaving tonight for a trip to California to shop for our rapidly approaching wedding season, but I wanted to first stop and reflect on this past week, say thank you and leave you with this simple bouquet I created for a shoot with Elizabeth Messina  for The Knot .




Carriage Hill Farm

When Jamie joined the business, I felt it was important to change things around so everything felt like ‘ours’ and not just ‘mine’.   So, in addition to changing the name, the logo and the website, and I knew it was time to change the location.

The past 5 years I have been working out of a studio that I was very proud of; it was my first professional space and it helped me grow my business to what it had become. I loved the garage roll-up doors that opened onto the courtyard, the beautiful hardwood floors and the professional edge it gave me. I never thought I would want another space.

Then we moved the design production studio to Carriage Hill Farm, and I couldn’t be happier with our decision.  It is one of the most peaceful places I have ever been, and for the first time in years I feel a whole new inspiration come over me and an excitement for designing. It is located near many of the farms where our flowers grow, and positioned in a central location so we can have easy access to all of the wedding venues we work at.   I absolutely love our new site.

We made some macarons and a cake, put together some flowers (not to mention picking the coldest day of the year) and invited Belathee  Photography  out to the farm to shoot these photos so we could give you a glimpse into our world.

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And, I have to say this…  What’s even better than the farm itself are the people who own it. Lynne and Gerald Baron define the term ‘power-couple’.  Lynne is a gifted designer and Gerald is a brilliant businessman and artist.  Their home and property is like a museum of beauty.

What makes them even more special to me is the impact that Lynne has had on my life.  Ten years ago, when I was still in college, Lynne hired me to design and construct her daughter’s wedding gown.  Why she took a chance on someone with very little experience I’ll never know, but what she did was take me under her wing and introduce me to the world of event design and the people I needed to know to get my business started. She offered her garage for me to work in, her keen eye for detail, and the encouragement to keep going even when I was discouraged.  She inspired me to design and to bring personality into each event. Our business would likely not be where it is today if I had never met Lynne, and I am forever grateful.

Sinclair & Moore

What a year of changes this has been!

We’ve moved our design studio to a farm, relocated from Bellingham to Seattle and changed our company name from Steven Moore Designs to Sinclair & Moore. These changes called for a rebranding of our company, so we’ve re-designed  the look and feel of our logo, website and blog.  Things should feel simplified, lighter, a bit more feminine and hopefully more playful, approachable and fun!

Although it has been a whirlwind of a year, we couldn’t be more excited or ready for this new season of life and all of the changes that accompany it! We hope you’ll love our new name and look as much as we do, and that you’ll follow along on this adventure.

Welcome to Sinclair & Moore!


Let us know what you think of our new look!

photos: Elizabeth Messina 

styled shoot for: Seattle Met Bride and Groom 

cake: Tallant House